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Could sitting too long make my leg claudication worse?

Could sitting too long make my leg claudication worse?

Unlikely: No. Sitting is not associated with atherosclerosis or vascular disease. However, having said that, if you do have vascular disease and claudication, regular exercise will increase your exercise endurance- this has been proven and is the first recommendation along with optimal medical management (aspirin and a statin). ...Read more

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What is claudication?

What is claudication?

Jaw claudication: It's a symptom in of the giant cell arteritis.It's.A gradual feeling of discomfort, weakness and tension after use, may occur in the muscles of mastication (jaw claudication) and occasionally in tongue muscles. Some patients complain of masticatory muscle pain after prolonged chewing or eating meat and the dentist may be the first to evaluate a patient with giant cell arteritis. ...Read more

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Can you explain claudication?

Can you explain claudication?

Leg muscle pain: Claudication, derived from a latin word that means "to limp, " is characterized by pain in the leg muscles. It is caused by blockages in leg arteries depriving the blood supply needed for activities like walking. Resting, or stopping, relieves the pain because less oxygen is needed at rest. "intermittent" refers to the timing of pain: "it hurts upon walking but gone upon stopping, like clockwork.". ...Read more

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What is a claudication symptom?

What is a claudication symptom?

Leg Pain: Claudication from the latin "claudus, " or "to limp, " refers to a symptom of peripheral arterial disease (pad) which generally is described as a cramp or a tightness, most commonly of the calf muscles, with walking the same distance everytime. See a vascular surgeon who can further test for pad and discuss with you treatment options. ...Read more

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What are the tests for claudication?

What are the tests for claudication?

Check blood pressure: Some common tests used to diagnose claudication include: checking the pulses in your feet ankle-brachial index to compare the blood pressure in your ankles to the blood pressure in your arms doppler ultrasound, which monitors blood flow in the area affected magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (ct) angiography to show damage to blood vessels. ...Read more

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What are some signs of claudication?

Varies: Claudication is leg pain with walking, and is a symptom (what you experience). A sign is something a doctor or assistant can find on examining you. If claudication come from spinal stenosis, there may be few signs, but maybe loss of muscle bulk or strength, altered sensation & reflexes, back stiffness or deformity. Vascular claudication (poor circulation) can have poor pulses, hair loss, atrophy. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is claudication?

What sort of disease is claudication?

Vascular disease: Claudication refers to pain on activity, usually pain in the leg on walking. It is due to narrowing of arteries, usually due to atherosclerosis. It may also be referred to as peripheral vascular disease and has a high degree of association with heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat claudication?

How can I effectively treat claudication?

Walking program: Over a period of several months try walking for 30-45 minutes every day. When pain hits, stop, wait until it goes away, and walk some more. Continue this for at least the 30-45 minutes. Over a period of several months many patients can increase their walking distance 3 times or more. While medication can be tried, most meds tried for claudication have provided minimal to no help. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of pseudo claudication?

What is the meaning of pseudo claudication?

See below: Painful leg cramps that are not caused by peripheral artery disease (true claudication) but rather by spinal, neurologic, or orthopedic disorders, such as spinal stenosis, diabetic neuropathy, or arthritis. ...Read more